Essays Tagged: "Grendel's mother"

Beowulf

mp whereGrendel and his mother lived. The king also said that no one would go into the swamp to killGrendel's mother. The noble Beowolf answered Quickly 'sorow not O King! I will persue thismonster wh ... at all fearing what ever awaited him at the bottom. This shows that he is courages. Hebattled with Grendel's mother and beat her. Beowolf and the king celabrated all night and in themorning Beowolf t ...

(2 pages) 66 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beowulf the ultimate Hero

ly heroic individual.Beowulf may have defeated Grendel, but his fighting days are not yet over. For Grendel's Mother is about to seek revenge.Another one of Beowulf's heroic deeds of kindness is seen ... about to seek revenge.Another one of Beowulf's heroic deeds of kindness is seen when he goes after Grendel's mother even though that was not a part of the original 'deal.' Hrothgar is beside himself. ...

(7 pages) 217 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Christian's Take on a Worldly Tale is a criticism based on the knowledge of the author and the historical background to the book's era.

s to be the best at portraying this, especially when he went down to the depths of the sea to fight Grendel's mother. It is said, "There the monster had laid hold upon him, but he was mindful of the g ...

(4 pages) 55 1 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This essay compares and contrasts the different battles in Beowulf.

. The first battle involved Beowulf and the monster Grendel. The second battle involved Beowulf and Grendel's mother and the third and final battle involved Beowulf, Wiglaf, and the dragon. So just in ... ses only his bare hands and strength. When Grendel comes, Beowulf grabs Grendel and ends up pulling Grendel's shoulder right out of the socket. Grendel then runs away back to his lair to die. Meanwhil ...

(3 pages) 62 1 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"In this Modern Era - Beowulf and the 13th Warrior"

es of the two works.The use of archetypes is extremely important in comparing these separate works. Grendel's mother is revealed through the mother goddess of the Wen. Both of these figures represent ... ng because the illumination from the torches is prevailing over the blackness. However, in Beowulf, Grendel's mother lives in a lake. "She had been forced down into fearful waters, the cold murky dept ...

(4 pages) 65 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Heroism displayed in the epic novel of BEOWULF and Sir Gawain. This essay compares and contrasts these two characters and defines what makes a true hero.

ng the Danes for twelve years, with his bare hands by ripping off his arm. When Beowulf is fighting Grendel's mother, who is seeking revenge on her son's death, he is able to slay her by slashing the ... Beowulf possess' is his determination. He went to the land of the Geats determined to free them of Grendel's evil grasp. His determination and fortitude drove him to complete the task he came to do. ...

(4 pages) 57 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Beowulf Unsuitable for Children

and the ugly monsters to the battles of the hero. Such as when the hero go under the water to fight Grendel's mother with out any weapon. Any child will wonder how did he fight all that time under the ...

(1 pages) 32 1 3.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Beowulf: Pagan Tale With Christian Additives

re told Beowulf believes he can defeat Grendel because of his super strength.Throughout Beowulf and Grendel's fight it is Beowulf's strength that conquers and kills the enemy. Again, if Beowulf knew h ... ngs for approximately twenty-four hours. This is not the case with super Beowulf.At the battle with Grendel's mother, Beowulf's sword is appears useless against Grendel's mother. Beowulf has no other ...

(5 pages) 106 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Courage

a character who never seemed to be afraid of everything, but he actually is. Before his fight with Grendel's mother, he tells Hrothgar to take care of his men if something happened. He gives his swor ...

(2 pages) 25 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Beowulf" as an expression of Scandinavian values and conflicts: Meta-narrative

er. The work also contained antagonists, such as the fratricidal Unferth, the monstrous Grendel and Grendel's mother, that pose a threat to this order. Conflicts between Beowulf and the antagonists th ... othing, cared not for his life"(97) and was able to single-handedly slay both monsters, Grendel and Grendel's mother. His victories helped to further validate these culture-specific values. Furthermor ...

(5 pages) 21 0 4.2 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"Good vs. Evil" in Beowulf

ist, Beowulf is a noble warrior represents the goodness battles against the evil monsters- Grendel, Grendel's mother and the fiery dragon in order to save his country. Beowulf's victory over Grendel a ... ulf, the noble retainer, has both strong strength and great wisdom. Once he seizes Grendel, he rips Grendel's right claw from his shoulder by bare hand. Grendel is being defeated, he flees with fatall ...

(6 pages) 74 0 4.5 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Beowulf."

blade on earth, no blacksmith's art could ever damage their demon opponent." Finally, Beowulf rip's Grendel's shoulder and arm off, leaving him in great pain. He manages to escape but certain death la ... morning they have a celebration for Beowulf in the Mead hall.That night they all went to sleep and Grendel's mother paid a visit to the mead hall, seeking vengeance for her only son's death. By the t ...

(2 pages) 18 0 2.2 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf: The Effects of False Security

's culture. Not only does the boasting lull these men into false ease, it is also a direct cause of Grendel's wrath, as the songs worshipping God Almighty annoy the monster, luring him from his cave. ... ) The beast believes himself invincible; no one has ever come close to competing with him. In fact, Grendel's past is so devoid of defeat that, until his meeting with Beowulf, "he never had known from ...

(6 pages) 26 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Importance Of Beowulf In Modern America

9, 418). He also risks his life numerous times when he single-handedly defeats the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon. Courage in today's society is still just as admirable as that of A ... Carley 5 The conflict between good and evil is not only internal, but external as well. Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon are consumed with the blind desire to act against people and to des ...

(8 pages) 6071 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Finnsburg Episode

around comes around. Not only that, but someone or something must be out there seeking revenge for Grendel's murder. It seems this tale may just be foreshadowing the next attack on Heorot, which occu ... which occurs about 100 lines later. Maybe even the bereft Hildeburh is in some way an indication of Grendel's mother's feelings. Beyond the point of foreshadowing future attacks, it also reflec ...

(3 pages) 2283 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf

r in the story was Beowulf. Some other characters in the story were Hrothgar, Grendel, Unferth, and Grendel's mom. A folktale is a story that has a hero, magic, gods, and a villain. The hero of Beowul ... ome of the other characters were Roland(Unferth), Hrothgar, Kyra(Hrothgar's daughter), Grendel, and Grendel's mom. The hero in the movie is Beowulf. The storyline is similar to the book except a few c ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf 6

to rip one of the monster's arms out of its socket. Superhuman feats also appear in the fight with Grendel's mother. When Beowulf enters the water, he swims downward for an entire day before he sees ... ntire day before he sees the bottom. He does this without the use of oxygen. During the battle with Grendel's mother, Beowulf realizes that Unferth's sword is useless against the monsters thick skin. ...

(3 pages) 742 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf:The Birth Of A Hero

e title of a hero. Beowulf is finally purged of his pride and immaturity after the defeat of Grendel's mother. "Beowulf, was born a better/ man!" ( li 1702-1703). As he leaves the swampy waters ... nurturing Beowulf's heroic ideals…yet the actual hero is not born until after the fight with Grendel's mother. This "new" Beowulf that emerges from the swamp, still possesses his former ...

(5 pages) 38 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

THE EPIC CONVENTIONS IN BEOWULF

was this: to win the good will of your people or die in battle, pressed in Grendel's fierce grip" (31,364). And he does kill Grendel, proving his words, his courage, and his s ... kill Grendel, proving his words, his courage, and his strength. After Beowulf kills Grendel, Grendel's mother challenges him. She appears very mad and angry, but Beowulf does not seem to care. ...

(1 pages) 5508 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare and contrast the role of women in Beowulf and Grendel.

cares deeply about her son and must have “cried” after his death.As a foil to Wealhtheow, Grendel's mother is portrayed as nothing but a combative monster with little human characteristics t ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature